Category Archives: Koochiching County

Keith Barclay John MacDonald, father, grandfather and his love of Airplanes….

This blog was named for Keith, my dad, and his love of airplanes.  The gray background surrounding the posts is a reminder of him.  He would wear steel-gray cotton trousers with cuffs and dance around the living room to the records he played … Continue reading

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R.S.’s Traveling Card – Knights of Columbus

R.S. McDonald was involved with the Knights of Columbus.  He was issued a Traveling Card on 11/24/1919 by the Koochiching Council #1540. This places my grandfather R.S. in Cheney, Washington by 1919. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal … Continue reading

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A Scandal in Koochiching County circa 1918!

Koochiching County, Minnesota’s north boundary touches the Canadian border. Koochiching broke off from Itasca County and became its own county in 1906.  Keith’s father, Ronald (R.S.) was there to help plat the town of International Falls and at one point … Continue reading

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Alexander Thomas McDonald passes in 1955

I never met my great Uncle Alex.  He died with I was 7 years old and we did live quite a distance from each other. Photo:  The following photograph is of Alexander visiting with his nephews, Keith is on the … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander McDonald, Chichester, Forest Hill Cemetery International Falls MN, Genealogical Research Tips, Gilbert and Mary McDonald Louiseau, Gordon McDonald, International Falls, John (Jack) A. McDonald, Keith B. MacDonald, Koochiching County, MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Minnesota, Quebec, St. Thomas Cemetery International Falls MN | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment